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Most U.S. Women are overweight before pregnancy


Date: October 13th, 2016

A new report released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found out that for the women who got pregnant in 2014, over 50 percent of them were either obese or overweight. A top researcher Amy Branum said that the report for the first time concentrated on Body Mass Index and it’s disappointing to see the negative results. She works as a statistician at CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics. For the researcher to get a broader picture of the situation, they included all the states except Rhode Island, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Babies Have Easy Access to Household Cleaning Products


Date: October 11th, 2016

The study was done basing on the visits that the U.S. emergency department has made in certain years of age. Researchers found out that workplace chemical ranked high as the major causes of potentially blinding eye accidents. Dr. Sterling who was the research leader said that the major culprits in children are the household cleaners. He added that previous research has implicated spray bottles.

Research Reveals longer Telomeres in Breastfed Babies


Date: October 9th, 2016

Telomeres are DNA stretches, which protect genes from getting damaged by capping the chromosomes ends. You can compare them to the plastic coverings at the end of the shoelaces. As people grow older and their cells divide, the length of the telomeres becomes shorter. Chronic illnesses like diabetes in adults are linked to shorter telomeres. There are past studies, which have associated telomeres with longevity. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published a new research that the length of the telomere is early life may be malleable. The finding is that children who took breast milk in the first 4 to 6 weeks after birth had longer telomeres than those who took sugar water, teas, juice or formula.

American Citizens Weigh Heavier than before


Date: October 7th, 2016

From the late 1980s and early 1990s, the average American has gained 15 extra pounds but still maintained the same height. The study has found out that even 11-year olds are victims of this weight increase. Boys have gained an inch in height and put on 13.5 pounds while the girls haven’t grown taller and added 7 pounds. When compared depending on the race, the blacks recorded more weight gain averagely. The black women added 22 pounds and remained unchanged in height. On the other hand, black men added one-fifth inch and 18 pounds compared to two past decades.

Technology to Boost Patient Participation


Date: October 5th, 2016

For this reason, Kaiser Permanente network makes use of patient portal so that care and education for the patients is well coordinated – more so those suffering from diabetes. The whole process is not geared around just getting the data and analyzing it. The network has been featured countless times due to its ability to use technology to encourage patient engagement while providing care to them.

A former executive medical director of the Colorado Permanente Medical Group from 2007-2015, William Wright, M.D., M.S.P.H, finished a family residency at St. Joseph Hospital in Denver. He has always insisted on the importance of patient participation, calling it the future blockbuster drug.

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